VI.     Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Organization shall be from July 1st to June 30th.


VII.   Action without Meeting:

A.    Any action which may be properly taken by the Executive Board assembled in a meeting may also be taken without a meeting, if consent in writing setting forth the action is given by all of the Board members entitled to vote on the action. Such consent shall have the same force and effect as a vote of the Board members assembled and shall be filed with the minutes.


VIII.  Amendments: These Bylaws may be temporarily amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Board provided the proposed amendment(s) has been submitted to the Executive Board in writing with written notice of the meeting to decide on the proposed amendment(s) at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting date, if and only if it has been reviewed by the Rules and Bylaws Committee. These bylaws shall be permanently amended by a majority vote of the General Body at the next Annual Meeting.


IX.     Parliamentary Authority: The latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall be the parliamentary authority of YDM in its entirety, except when it conflicts with these Bylaws.


X.       Nondiscrimination: The organizations, officers, employees and persons served by YDM shall be selected in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, veteran status, disability, and religious opinion or affiliation.

Adopted by the Young Democrats of Maryland this 22nd day of March 2016.


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